Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. CD-Action
    Oct 14, 2016
    90
    Every level of EDF is like a mix of Omaha Beach, Pearl Harbor, Thermopylae and Helm’s Deep. Yes, the visuals might be laughable, but it’s the price for the enormous scale of battles. [10/2016, p.67]
  2. Aug 8, 2016
    90
    Earth Defense Force 4.1 is a smoother, more polished version of the same cheesy, excellent product that Sandlot’s gotten so good at making.
  3. Jul 27, 2016
    80
    No polish or refinement, just lots of giant ants and plenty of ways to kill them. Ridiculously fun at its best, which it frequently is.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Jul 27, 2016
    10
    This is in response to SidAlpha's review in which he says, "I am not going to go along with the rank and file fan boys that are giving thisThis is in response to SidAlpha's review in which he says, "I am not going to go along with the rank and file fan boys that are giving this game rave reviews. " The fact that he had to mention that he is going against the grain makes it sound like everyone who plays this game and enjoys it is a fanboy...WRONG! I had never played the series before this game, and I had no idea what to expect. I say the game IS worth the price, especially since it was discounted 30% on release anyways.

    That being said, the game's graphics are from a previous age, but the content is there. There is really no reason not to love the game if your not absolutely obsessed with presentation. There are 4 unique classes, hundreds of weapons, over 80 missions, and great game play. I am the consumer and I say yes!!! EDF!!!

    Read the review by PC gamer, sums it up quite nicely, they gave it 80/100
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  2. Aug 12, 2016
    10
    The Pc version is how the game was supposed to be in first place. The framerate is finally decent and you can play smoothly one of the bestThe Pc version is how the game was supposed to be in first place. The framerate is finally decent and you can play smoothly one of the best shooter of all time. Don't consider this as a traditional FPS, this is a truly arcade experience, this is Space Invaders in 2016. Full Review »
  3. Jul 29, 2016
    9
    Don't listen to the critics. Watch some of the gameplay on YouTube and then decide. If that interests you at all then I guarantee you're goingDon't listen to the critics. Watch some of the gameplay on YouTube and then decide. If that interests you at all then I guarantee you're going to love it.

    I've been waiting years for a version of this to come to the PC and I am not disappointed. The port is a faithful transition of an addictive game with diverse enemies, weapons that pack grunt, and completely destructible environments. Also, I actually like the graphics and think they're as good as they can be with such a huge amount of in-game action.

    I wish there were more games like this but it takes a company that thinks outside the square to make one. It's a shame that some people can't see the cleverness or appreciate the satire.

    One negative is that I have my PC connected to my TV and had problems changing the game's resolution and menu text size. Eventually I sorted these out with a patch by Natrox on the Steam forums. Hopefully an official patch is forthcoming.
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